On the Rockies’ front, things have been relatively quiet over the last couple of days, but the coverage of our fine baseball franchise ramped up this morning, after yesterday’s grand opening of Salt River Fields at Talking Stick. The players and reporters are freaking out about the Rockies’ new Spring Training home. By all accounts, the facility exceeds expectations and is perhaps the finest such complex in all of MLB. I can’t wait to see this place. Yesterday it warmed up to 50 here, but we still have two inches of snow on the ground. All I want right now is some of that Scottsdale sun; a pink sunburn would hurt so good.
There are a bunch of links today, but one article is a must read. Anthony Cotton wrote a great piece about Keli McGregor’s legacy. There is nothing I can add to Anthony’s fine work.
The Post’s beat writers, Troy Renck and Jim Armstrong, started the spring with a bang. Renck wonders if the Rockies actually got better this off-season and answers five key questions about the upcoming season. Also from Renck, the Rox will rely heavily this year on their supporting cast. Jim Armstrong blogs about Salt River Fields and breaks down the entire roster.
On the team’s site, Barry Bloom also writes about Keli McGregor’s legacy and Thomas Harding discusses the team’s excitement over the new spring ballpark. That’s it for this morning. Check back in later today for another post. Also, if any readers had the privilege of attending yesterday’s grand opening, please comment and let us know your impressions.